Dr. Cade Brumley began his tenure as the Louisiana state superintendent of education in June 2020. Dr. Brumley is a product of public education who has invested his entire professional career into improving the lives of Louisiana children. He has served students as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, district leader, and superintendent.
Prior to joining the Louisiana Department of Education, Dr. Brumley served as superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools, the largest school system in the state with more than 51,000 students. Under his steady leadership, the school system earned its first increase in four years on its 2019 state report card; led the state in Advanced Placement growth; outpaced the state’s gains on the number of students earning Mastery on state assessments; provided local educators with their first raise in over a decade; adopted standardized district-wide curriculum; and created a Transformation Network to provide extra support and resources to high-need schools.
Before that, Dr. Brumley served six years as DeSoto Parish Schools superintendent in Northwest Louisiana. During his time in DeSoto, results greatly improved, and the system now ranks as one of Louisiana's top ten districts for student academic achievement, an increase from 49.
In addition, Dr. Brumley served as the president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, representing the interests of all Louisiana school systems at the state level.
Dr. Brumley holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, a Master of Education in school administration from Louisiana State University - Shreveport, and a Doctorate of Education in school leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has served as adjunct instructor at multiple universities and has supported numerous nonprofit organizations in the areas of organizational leadership. He has completed several post-doctorate fellowships centered around urban education in America.